Teacher thank you gifts

What Gifts Do The Teachers Really Want?

It’s that time of year where school is drawing to a close for Christmas and parents everywhere are frantically trying to come up with something nice for the kids to give their teachers as a Christmas gift.  Let’s be honest.  There are only so many mugs and tins of chocolates/biscuits that one person could possibly need, right? Continue reading

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The Scary Reality Of A First Time Mum

Seven years ago today we brought home our newborn baby girl from the hospital.  She was just 28 hours old and we’d had a rough first night on the ward.  We got home after a visit first to the grandparents and dinner with them and headed straight to bed.  That night I sat on the edge of the bed looking at the beautiful, perfect little baby in her crib next to me and I cried.   Continue reading

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I Haven’t Taught My Son The ABC

As the end of the summer holidays is rapidly drawing upon us I am starting to think more about Cody starting full time school in September.  I’ve been pushing it to one side because in all honesty I’m not ready for him to go.  I know that sounds pretty selfish on my behalf.  It’s not that he isn’t ready. He can’t wait and is so excited to wear his uniform and go to big school.  But to me he is my baby and the thought of him going to school full time at what feels like such a young age (4 years 4 months) I am finding really hard. Continue reading

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Our Trip To Ireland

I’m sure you are all sick of hearing about it by now but in case you hadn’t heard – we’ve just got back from a 2 week trip to Ireland!  We are lucky enough that my father-in-law has recently moved over there (back home after living in England for 30+ years) giving us a base to stay and explore from. Continue reading

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